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HE PLAYS! Liverpool ace Sadio Mane cleared by Senegal to face Equatorial Guinea

Liverpool ace Sadio Mane is clear to be play for Senegal in their AFCON quarterfinal against Equatorial Guinea.

The Reds forward was forced to be withdrawn in his country's last-16 tie against Cape Verde in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Following a clash of heads with opposition goalkeeper Vozinha, who was sent off following a VAR check, Mane was substituted after appearing to feel the effects of the knock.

However, minutes after the collision, Mane scored a sublime goal to put his country in front and on the way to a 2-0 victory to reach the quarter-final.

After the game, Mane was taken to a local hospital and checked for any effects caused by the head injury.

Now, in a statement released by the Senegal Football Federation, Mane has been cleared to play in the match against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.

Senegal's doctor Abdourahmane Fédior announced: "All the symptoms he had on the pitch are gone. His condition requires fairly close monitoring. Everything is normal on the X-ray."

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